I have been using the Solmeta GeoTagger Pro for about 2 years and am very pleased with its performance. It constantly updates and it acquires a fix on cold start in about 20 seconds. I leave it and my camera on all day and have never had a photo tagged in the wrong location. Further, combined with the image angle of the lens, its compass shows me the direction and swath I was seeing with the camera.
THe only drawback is that its mount to the hotshoe is not lockable and it will slip out sometimes with rough handling. Not really a problem as the cable keeps it attached and the connectors on the cable are very tight.
I have other taggers and GPS units and none of them acquire a fix as quickly or stay current on the location as well as the GeoTagger Pro.
It has its own built-in battery and will use the camera battery if the internal is exhausted.
Wow. 20 seconds beats the Nikon GP1 that I have hands down. What is the cost - the Nikon is pricey and, actually, I can't say I'm that impressed. Takes a long time to lock on from cold and hammers the battery if you leave it running all the time(what's the point if you don't?)
It's about the only Nikon thing I'm not delighted with. Plus I'm on my second(insanely pricey) cable.
It does come with a thing that lets you clip it to the Nikon camera strap rather than the hotshot, but that's to narrow to fit the Black Magic strap that I prefer
I'm thinking about trying something else
>I have been using the Solmeta GeoTagger Pro for about 2 years >and am very pleased with its performance. It constantly >updates and it acquires a fix on cold start in about 20 >seconds. I leave it and my camera on all day and have never >had a photo tagged in the wrong location. Further, combined >with the image angle of the lens, its compass shows me the >direction and swath I was seeing with the camera.
Thu 04-Jul-13 04:18 AM | edited Thu 04-Jul-13 03:29 PM by jmesseder2
Not to seem at all snarky but why do places such as B&H and Adorama not carry Solmeta units? What sets the brand apart that Nikonians would recommend it?
I read about the Solmeta here several months ago and would have bought one except for not having the money to match the want. But I was catalog trolling at the time I'd read the start of this thread and made the B&H/Adorama discovery and got to wondering.
On the other hand, the Pro 2 is beoming increasingly attractive as my ability to pay improves and my want-to gradually moves to the need-it category.
I've been using my phone GPS to shoot position images, then copying the position to the D7k shots in Lightroom. That's fine when it's only now and then needed, but lately I've been out and using it more, and GPS hammers the battery of my Samsung SGS3 phone.
Thanks, Mudman. I've gone looking for reviews and find quite a few on the N2-series expressing varying degrees of displeasure. Reviews on the Pro 2 are scarce, so comments from actual users are more important than usual before I pop for $300.